Tree Officer

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Salary: £19,450 to £21,599 (Actual) based on 4 days working (29 hours)

£24,589 to £26,999 FTE

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead on the provision of effective and efficient advice on tree matters within the planning service and also lead on the management of trees and woodland within the Council’s control.

To be successful, you will have a minimum qualification of a National Diploma in Arboriculture Level 3 or equivalent demonstrable experience, and you’ll be confident in all aspects of arboriculture including tree identification skills, developing tree survey inspection methodology, undertaking tree surveys and tree protection legislation. Knowledge of land ownership and management through Land Registry and GIS and a proven ability to operate and adhere to health and safety procedures are also necessary.

Enthusiastic, professional, and with an ability to work independently, you will be able to prioritise your workload and work effectively with customers, residents, planning specialists and Councillors. You will also have great communication skills and be able to provide reasoned judgements on occasionally contentious matters. You should have knowledge of Town and Country Planning Legislation and British Standards in relation to trees, development and landscaping matters.

If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills, experience and attitude we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete academic/employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

For an informal discussion about the post, contact Steve Densham, Land Management Officer or Jenny Clifford, Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration on 01884 255255.

Visit our website at: www.middevon.gov.uk for full application detail, or alternatively for an application pack, please contact:


Human Resources, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP

Tel: (01884) 234331 – 24 hour recruitment line

E-Mail: Opportunities@middevon.gov.uk


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 16th December 2019 at 1:00 pm

POST NUMBER: EF05

PLEASE QUOTE VACANCY NUMBER: 2019080

Committed to Equality of Opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community

Job Details

Company Name:  Mid Devon District Council
Location:  Devon

Contact Details

Steve Densham/Jenny Clifford  Telephone: 01884 255255
Email: Opportunities@middevon.gov.uk